Official call on the world cup soccer hosts for 2018 and 2022 came out couple of days ago. It is going to be the beautiful Russia in 2018 and the Arab land gets the lot for 2022. One in eastern Europe and the other truly middle east Asia. Both these announcements created ripples and expected controversies, but I personally liked both the choices. My liking is bound from the fact that, these are two new hosts and the world deserve it see a global event occurring in 4 year gap to be held at different countries. So much to see and so much to learn. Why restrict only to a selected few countries. Afterall, there are 8 and 12 years to prepare. Unless the country is seriously deprived of money, then go ahead. Qatar with oil reserve have no shortage of bucks. Russia will never have a dearth, looking at the sheer volume of natural resources they have.
One of the major criticism against Qatar was that, it is hot. So what?It is really glad to hear that Qatar is planning eco friendly stadiums for the super event to be held in 2022.
And the Worldcup 2018 bid by Russia in Zurich was a fabulous one.